YOU NEED THIS NUGGET
To celebrate our world championship title - and just to make a statement - we've just released our very own record. As an ode to vinyl, we named it 'Black Gold'.
The record caters to both turntablists/scratch dj's as to digital dj's who still prefer that vinyl touch over cd's or controllers. The A-side is a collection of skip proof scratch sounds, carefully sought out so that you don't end up with the same sounds all the other records have. And the B-side contains a timecode that works flawlessly on common digital vinyl systems.
'Black Gold' is available through us only, it won't be in any shops. Limited to 300 copies, and pressed on some nice orange/gold marble vinyl, this is a record you just can't pass on if you're a scratch fiend or a digital discjockey!
5 YEARS IN THE GAME
Yes yes y'all, we'll be celebrating our 5th anniversary this year. On sunday May 19th (monday is a public holiday), we're taking over Het Depot in Leuven, for a night to remember. We'll start things off with a live show by Jesse Boykins III, and then set the party off right with an all star line-up of dj's we've shared the decks with in these 5 years, or who've played a role in The Mixfitz history. Check out the line-up:
GRAZZHOPPA & LAMONT - DJ DYSFUNKSHUNAL - BOBBY EWING - LEFTO - SOUL SHAKERS - OTTO-JAN HAM - MAVERICK (AKS) - WONTIME - STEP TWO & ULTERIOR - SYNDAESIA - DISCOSLUTS - THE WHATEVERS - STYKZ & SPEEDWAGON - SOUL SHAKERS - DJ 21 - MIGHTY MIKE - JOHNNY BREAKBEAT
So many dj's on one stage implies short set times, but we wanted to showcase all the talent we've come across in all those years, so be prepared to be rocked out of your socks!
But that's not all: for the (digital) dj's out there, we'll be releasing an exclusive scratch tool / break record with a timecode on the B-side, which will be for sale from that night on. Vinyl forever!
Presale is € 7, you pay € 10 at the door. Order your tickets here! See you on May 19th!
On saturday March 16th, we'll be doing it big at JIMtv's JIMFEST 2013, alongside huge names such as Ellie Goulding, Jessie Ware, Benga, Murdock, The Opposites, Kraantje Pappie and many more. No worries, even if you don't have a ticket, you can still enjoy the whole event on TV! Just tune into Jim, and look out for your favorite dj crew at 22:20h!
From now on, we will be officially represented by PILOT agency, who will run our bookings worldwide!
Other artists on the PILOT roster are Beatgrinders (what up Mastafingaz?), Mystique, Romeo Blanco, Ramon Tapia, DJ Licious, Nicolaz & Rebel.
All aboard, fasten those seatbelts, and let's take over the world - again!
OUR WINNING DMC TEAM SET
Here's the full set we became world champs with, in a nice multicam edit filmed by Outface and Epicity Pictures, with editing and post-production by Floris De Smedt. We want to thank everyone who helped out on the making of this video, you know who you are!
DAMENTED SOLO SET @ DMC BELGIUM 2012
Check out how it went down, as Damented won his 8th national title in Brussels on september 7th.
THE MIXFITZ ARE OFFICIAL RANE DJ'S
We can not tell you how proud we are to be allowed to call ourselves official Rane dj's from now on! We've been using and supporting Rane (& Serato) for over five years, and there's no better name to be linked with in the digital dj world, if you ask us. Thanks to go out to the good folks at Rane USA for fixing this endorsement deal!
THE MIXFITZ IN TMF STRESSFACTOR
Just like in 2010, we're part of the TMF Stress Factor line-up. Stress Factor is a series of mini-festivals at high schools all over the country. The students themselves get to pick the artists they want to see at their school. And like two years ago, we'll once again be joined on stage by mc Jaymee aka Ja Blaks from Undefined / City Folk. We can't wait to rock those playgrounds!
DMC 2012 WORLD CHAMPIONS!
We can still hardly believe it, but mission accomplished: last thursday (September 27th), we won the DMC world title for teams at the HMV Forum in London. Apparently the jury - comprised of dj's and DMC branch managers from all over the world - voted unanimously, which makes us extra proud of course. We topped teams from France, Portugal, the Czech Republic, the U.S. and Brazil - and the competition was fierce.
So now we can call ourselves world champs for at least one year: we will be defending our title at next year's 30th DMC anniversary world final, for sure. Video footage from our set should only be available when the official DVD is released, stay tuned for that!
Special thanks go out to Syndaesia for helping us out with some ill production work in our 6 minute set. Bam!
THE MIXFITZ - EXPANSION TEAM
It's official: The Mixfitz is no longer a duo, as Antwerp's finest dj Cross (reigning IDA world champion) joins the ranks. Our longtime friend and Jack's former IFC team mate will be rocking alongside us from now on, whether it be at parties, showcases or battles. If you thought we were ill dj's, check again - Cross is sick! Welcome baws!
DMC BELGIUM 2012 SWEEP!
On friday september 7th, we went on to win the national DMC team battle, reinforced by our new member, dj Cross. This victory qualifies us for the DMC 2012 World Championships, held in London (UK) on september 27th and 28th.
On top of our team title, Damented also took home the honors of becoming the Belgian DMC champ in the solo category. So it was a clean sweep for The Mixfitz. Wish us luck for the world finals!
SUMMERTIME AT STUDIO BRUSSEL!
Like last year, we were part of the Playground rotation, so we provided the Studio Brussel listeners with some soulful summer mixes. These mixes were aimed more at the bbq than at dancefloors, so just sit back and enjoy:
July 3rd (mixed by Jack)
July 26th (mixed by Damented)
August 11th (mixed by Jack)
Something went wrong with the scheduling, which resulted in only three of the four mixes we provided to be broadcast. We'll have the two other sets online soon!
TOMORROWLAND 2012: THE PICTURES
Our first time at Tomorrowland was one to remember. We smashed the Desperados alongside our partner in crime mc Ja Blaks (Undefined). Check the evidence here!